14 June 2008

Washington's Canon

Ok, this set takes us on a little tour of the waterfront downtown area, begining with City Hall, seen above.

The Custom House

These ar ethe Washington Guns, captured when the British surrendered at Yorktown. When Washington visited Savannah on May 12, 1791, he was given a canon salute by the Chatham Artillery, organized May 1, 1786, and whose first official duty was the funeral of Nathaniel Greene. Washington was so impressed by the Chatham Artillery, that he gave them these two canon. They were fired for the launching of the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, as well as for James Monroe, the Marquis de Lafayette, James Polk, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Jefferson Davis, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, William Taft, and Franklin Roosevelt.

The Old Cotton Exchange

The Old City Bell

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